Published On: Thu, Mar 2nd, 2017

Constancia still officially an MP

ConstanciaWILLEMSTAD - Jacinta Constancia is still officially a Member of Parliament for the MFK party. Although she had declared that she will give up her seat in Parliament and leave the party, she still has not done so. Amerigo Thode is the next on the candidates' list to succeed her as MP.

But when asked, Thode does not want to go into details. Constancia is still behind bars even after a request from her legal representative to release her pending the investigation and her court date. This request was rejected yesterday. Last Saturday her remand was extended by eight days.

Meanwhile, the President of Parliament, Gilmar Pisas, also an MFK member, said that Constancia’s remand, according to him, is unfairly long. As a former police officer, he had seen perpetrators of serious cases of abuse go free pending the investigation.


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